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Container Market Annual Review and Forecast 2018/19

Annual Review and Forecast

October 2018

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Container Market Annual Review and Forecast

The definitive annual review and forecast

The container industry is facing more challenging headwinds with gloomier economic outlooks and rising protectionism adding another level of unpredictability to the market. Our Container Market Annual Review and Forecast provides the accuracy, detailed insight and industry knowledge required at such a time.

Key areas covered:

  • World container trade and port volumes
  • Global supply and demand
  • Trade Route analysis
  • Freight rates and carrier financials
  • The charter market and S&P


Drewry’s Container Market Review takes a look back at the developments over the last year and how they sit within the broader picture of the container market. Drewry continues to enhance the analysis provided, with relevant forecasts through to 2022.

The Container Market Annual Review and Forecast 2018/19 is one of Drewry Maritime Research’s annual reports, providing a complete review of the industry whilst also presenting detailed forecasts for key metrics. This report is also available as part of the Container Forecaster set of reports.

 

This annual review and forecast is the 3rd quarter edition of the Container Forecaster annual subscription - released on a quarterly basis.


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Fast facts

  • Average one-year time charter rates
  • Recorded monthly time charter levels
  • Average slot charter rates
  • Development of second-hand prices
  • Recent container sale & purchase activity
  • Newbuild and demolition prices

News

Battle for the supply chain to aide container supply-demand balance

Battle for the supply chain to aide container supply-demand balance
A shift in carrier focus away from ordering ever larger ships towards securing more of the global supply chain is expected to help improve the supply-demand balance of the container market over the next five years, according to Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster.

East-West air freight rates highest of last 4 peak seasons

Air freight rates on major East-West routes hit a 4-year high in November, according to the results of Drewry’s East-West Air Freight Rate Index.

East-West contract rates help reduce shippers’ costs

Ocean freight rates for cargoes moving under contracts on major East-West routes decreased by 7% in the fourth quarter, according to the results of Drewry’s Benchmarking Club Contract Index.

Ship operating costs reach inflection point as inflation returns

Average vessel operating costs rose modestly for the second year in succession following two years of marked declines, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast.

Events

Ship Operating Costs Trends Briefing

Join us at 0900 GMT or 1600 GMT on Tues, 29 January 2019 for an online briefing on the key trends and outlook in ship operating costs. The webinar presentation will analyse recent trends and outlook in the main expenditure elements of vessel operating costs, covering 46 different ship types and sizes across all the main cargo shipping markets, as well as several niche segments such as multipurpose and car carriers. The session will be hosted by Martin Dixon, Director of Research Products and L

Container Freight Rate Outlook Webinar

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1600 GMT on Tuesday 5 February 2019 on the outlook for container shipping freight rates. Hosted by Simon Heaney, Senior Manager, Container Research and Martin Dixon, Head of Research Products.

10th Chemical & Product Tanker Conference

Hugo Finlay to provide in-depth analysis of the chemical and product tanker market fundamentals.
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